20 June 2022, 12:00 am
Moscow Does not Believe in Tears (Moskva slezam ne verit/USSR)
Programme Type
Films and Exhibitions, Webcasts
End Date
26 June 2022, 11:59 pm

(150 min; 1980; Russian with English subtitles)
Director: Vladimir Menshov

Recipient of the Oscar Award for Best Foreign Language Film, Academy Awards, USA 1981; Gold Award for Best Theatrical Feature, WorldFest Houston, 1981; and Best Soviet Movie, MTV Movie Awards, Russia 1981

Living together in a workers' dormitory, Katerina and her friends are determined to make it in Moscow. But when a boorish cameraman forces himself on her, Katerina finds herself pregnant and alone as her friends move on. Twenty years later, she's fought to become a factory director, outpacing her old roommates career-wise, but still alone but for her daughter. When she meets a genial mechanic, love seems possible again…